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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am PST
david petraeus. this morning another general now involved with the pentagon now sifting through thousands of e-mails it calls potentially inappropriate. nbc's tracie potts has details on this fallout. >> reporter: overnight defense secretary leon panetta announced general john allen, our top military commander in afghanistan, is under investigation. the pentagon discovered 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails a senior defense official called potentially inappropriate between allen and jill kelly. kelly is the woman who complained she felt harassed by anonymous e-mails later traced to paula broadwell. that fbi investigation uncovered an affair between broadwell and cia director david petraeus. petraeus resigned. before all this became public, broadwell talked about working with petraeus in afghanistan. >> to have the access, i took that privilege and opportunity very seriously. >> reporter: the pentagon won't say what the relationship was between allen and kelly but he's still on the job for now, in washington preparing for the a senate confirmation hearing that's been put on hold. mean
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00am PST
another general is under scrutiny and the pentagon is combing through thousands of e-mails that they call harmful. tracie potts has the latest on capitol hill. >> reporter: overnight, leon panetta announced john allen is under investigation. the pentagon discovered 20,000 pages of e-mails a senior official called inappropriate between allen and jill kelly. kelly is the woman who felt harassed over the anonymous e-mails later linked to paula broadwell. broadwell and petraeus were found to have an affair. and petraeus resigned. >> it is important if you are an official of the cia, you have the personal integrity that comes first and foremost. >> reporter: broadwell talked about working with petraeus in afghanistan. >> i took that seriously. >> reporter: the pentagon won't say what the relationship was with allen and kelly, but he is still on the job for now. in washington preparing for a senate confirmation hearing that has been put on hold. the pentagon has conducted a search of the home. jill kelly's brother took issue with it. >> she took issue with it and she did not realize it would sp
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
the general petraeus scandal. the pentagon now says the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is connected to jill kelley. details ahead. >>> plus a late night search by the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face incredibly wide swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything we've seen before. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. there are stunning new details in the scandal that brought down cia chief general david petraeus. the news comes just days before four-star general john allen was to appear at a confirmation hearing for a new role, overseeing our military throughout europe. that nomination is now on hold at the order of the president. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill this morning. tracie. >> reporter: good morning everyone. lawmakers here want some answers and they may get them from the cia and fbi. they have a closed-door briefing on all this coming up tomorrow, a scandal that now involves t
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
jill kelley never had an affair with general allen, and the pentagon has found no evidence to the contrary, but officials say the e-mails had enough inappropriate language to warrant an investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. >> reporter: the fbi continued looking through documents they took monday night from broadwell's home but so far have found no evidence of anything highly classified. but the pentagon suspended broadwell's security clearances and macdill air force base revoked jill kelley's pass to the base. >> that was nbc's andrea mitchell reporting. >>> well, overseas now where fears of a new war in the middle east are on the rise after israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in a ferocious attack yesterday. and just this morning, the first israeli fatalities of the renewed conflict, three people killed in rocket fire from the gaza strip. nbc's martin fletcher has the latest now f
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
classified. still, the pentagon suspended broadwell's security clearances. the air force base in tampa revoked jill kelley's pass to the base. >> thank you so much. i know you're going to have a lot more on "rock center" tonight with brian williams. matt? >> and that scandal, just one part of the president's news conference on wednesday. he also had a lot to say about governor romney, his rival in the presidential race, and two top republican senators. one of them john mccain. and we'll talk to senator mccain in just a moment. but first, chuck todd is at the white house this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama thought he was going to be using his first post election press conference to make his case on the fiscal cliff and also to show a new reaching out to republicans. instead, he found himself on the receiving end of criticism from not one, but two former presidential rivals. >> good afternoon, everybody. >> reporter: at his first post election press conference, president obama reiterated his pledge to sit down with mitt romney, even
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
led to petraeus' resignation as cia director. overnight the pentagon announced allen's nomination to be commander of nato has been delayed and the nomination of his successor in afghanistan speeded up. after military officials announced that 20,000 to 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate e-mails connected allen to jill kelley, the woman who had first complained to the fbi about harassing e-mails traced to paula broadwell, petraeus' biographer and acknowledged mistress. allen, who is married, denies any wrongdoing, and for now remains commander in afghanistan as the investigation continues. monday night a team of fbi agents methodically collected boxes and bags of materials from the broadwell home. officials say they wanted to be extra thorough in completing the investigation into whether broadwell had violated a cyber stalking or cyber bullying statute by sending anonymous e-mails to kelley. petraeus is not under investigation. kelley, the target of the harassing e-mails who is now linked to allen is a surgeon's wife, mother of three and family friend of the petraeuses, a friend
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Nov 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
was named after lisa dolan's husband, navy captain bob dolan, who died in the pentagon on 9/11. on the today show, lisa met puppy, dolan, for the first time >> hello, baby. >> reporter: 18 months later, dolan is all grown up. and with his handler, now ready to graduate from the tsa's bomb detection academy. >> good, good, over here. >> reporter: a big day for which lisa and daughter, rebecca, have driven all the way to san antonio. >> hello, baby, do you remember me? >> reporter: so what is it like to see him all grown up? >> it is just wonderful, wonderful. i know now that he is going to go out there and he is going to work. >> reporter: sniffing for bombs is a big game for the tsa dogs, but almost half the puppies in the program wash out. not dolan, now he is leaving the training terminal here in texas and headed for a new assignment in maui, and heading there with two of his classmates. handler frank diangelo is going with him. >> every time i hear the name, dolan, i think of you. >> reporter: for her dad, who was a technician, it all came full circle. >> i am really proud when i te
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am PST
intervention in syria might require. the pentagon says a u.s. military effort to seize the stockpile of chemical weapons require upward of 75,000 troops and the "times" reports that senior american officials are concerned that the militant group hezbollah have set up training camps near the chemical weapons depots. >>> four people were killed in texas when a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. this is just terrible. the accident happened at a railroad crossing in midland, texas, as the float tried to get around the safety gates and lights. the float was made with a flat bed trailer with chairs for each of the veterans. in addition to the four deaths, others were injured. >> this may be one of the most tragic events we've had in our town and it's a sad day. i shook their hands and saw them personally, met their wives. it truly was an honor to be in their presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> secretary of defense leon panetta issued a statement saying he's deeply saddened. the ntsb is sending a team to midland to investigate. >>> today is the d
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm PST
coming up in a few minutes. >>> leon panetta ordered the pentagon to investigate why an alarming number of generals and admirals have been involved in ethical lapses. he made the request from thailand where he's representing the u.s. in the signing of a joint vision statement to strengthen military ties to the two countries. in the statement, panetta did not mention the affair by david petraeus. but did say, while the vast majority of officers abide by traditional ethical standards. he's concerned about the spike in alleged behavior, misbehavior among a rising number of officers in the military. >>> the commander in chief toured the east coast today, president obama visited new york city. and specifically staten island and saw the devastation left behind by super storm sandy. he thanked volunteers who have handed out millions of maeals. 400,000 people have asked for emergency aid from fema. >>> several high profile republicans tonight are distancing themselves from mitt romney after his comments about why president obama won the electi election. in a phone call last night, romney assert
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Nov 15, 2012 4:30am PST
pentagon has suspended her security clearance. also this morning we've learned fred humphries was the fbi agent taken off the case because he sent shirtless photos of himself to jill kelley. kelley claimed she got threatening e-mails sent by broadwell. general john allen says in a letter he'll fully cooperate with the investigation. despite the probe, general petraeus, who stepped down from the cia, is scheduled to testify tomorrow on the deadly attacks in benghazi. republicans accuse united nations ambassador susan wright of misleading the public when she said protests, not terrorists, prompted that attack. >> there's a ream of evidence -- >> she should have known what the situation circumstances were. >> she has a lot of explaining to do. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> it is 4:52 right now. when we come back, an update on the condition of 49ers quarterback alex smith is starting to sound good and what it could mean for mon
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
. prosecutors will decide if she'll be charged depending on how she got the information. the pentagon had suspended her security clearance. leon panetta suggested general john allen who said he will cooperate may be the last person involved. >> i am not aware of any others that could be involved in this issue at the present time. >> reporter: despite the probe, general petraeus who stepped down from the cia is scheduled to testify tomorrow on the deadly attacks in benghazi. republicans accuse united nations ambassador susan rice of misleading the public when she said protests, not terrorists, prompted that attack. >> there's a ream of evidence. >> she should have known what the situation and circumstances were. >> she has a lot of explaining to do. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but to smurch her reputation is outrage. >> reporter: the president said this will not deter him from nominating susan rice. john mccain says if that's the case, he will block it. tracie potts, nbc 11 news, washington. >>> back here at home a
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Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
quickly as possible. pentagon officials say that he is still running the war in afghanistan, but it could affect his nomination. also, nato has confirmed the name of the person involved. described as a veteran agent. frederick human ry -- humphreys, the second >>> now back to the president's new conference today which covered a lot of ground and at times got both heated and personal. our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd is with us for it, from the white house. >> reporter: good evening, despite predictions to the topic, no one topic dominated the back and forth. he didn't have a lot to say on the petraeus scandal he was asked to respond to a criticism from an old rival, john mccain. >> good afternoon, everybody. >> reporter: he was aloof, and at times, confident. and an aggressive president obama in his first press conference since winning a second term. his main goal, making a case that the public support fully the tax hike othe rich. >> everybody understood that that was an important debate, the majority of voters agreed with me, by the way, more agreed
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
assault or unprofessional relationships. the recommendations were made today at the pentagon. >>> one of the country's most powerful politicians is staying put. nancy pelosi says she'll continue her role as house minority leader. >> it isn't about the gavel although we like to have it. it's about the unity we share, it's about the important work we can do and it's about thinking a little longer term, a little longer term of the path our country is on and where we would go. >> the 72-year-old pelosi made the big announcement this morning in washington. you can see she was flanked by democratic women in the house. the house democrats are united in leading the country longterm. >>> president obama defending his ambassador on the comments she made about benghazi. >> the first news conference since being re-elected, president obama touched on the fiscal cliff and global warming and petraeus scandal. john mccain and lindsay graham accused rice of misleading the american people about the u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed four american diplomats and demanding a watergate style hearing.
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Nov 15, 2012 12:35am PST
to win the affection of one lady. or as they call that in washington, the pentagon. [ laughter ] this david petraeus scandal is insane. it has no signs of stopping and in a weird twist today, it was revealed that a jogger recently found the driver's license of petraeus's mistress, paula broadwell in a park. he knew it was her driver's license, because under "sex" it said lots with david petraeus. [ laughter ] first of all how would you get that made? >> a.d.: how did they fit that in there? >> jimmy: times square or something. this isn't good, it looks like another east coast storm could arrive by next wednesday. [ audience boos ] which is the busiest travel day of the year. yeah. it could prevent millions of people from visiting their relatives. but there's also a down side to it. [ laughter and applause ] that's what i heard. yeah. you guys hear about this? nascar driver brad keselowski has been fined $25,000 for tweeting from his car during sunday's race. [ laughter ] i think that's awesome. actually think we have a screen shot of one of his tweets. i have 42 followers right
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. the fbi said some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies any misconduct, and the fbi found no wrongdoing. still, jay johnson, the pentagon's general counsel, saw a number of the e-mails before advising secretary panetta to refer the matter to the department's inspector general for further investigation. >> nobody should jump to conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job in isap in leading the forces, and he certainly has my continued confidence in leading our forces and continue the fight. >> reporter: officials say the fbi discovered the communications while investigating kelley's e-mails after she complained about anonymous threats that turned out to be from paula broadwell. the president was first told on friday, the day he accepted petraeus' resignation, that there could be a problem with allen's nomination to na
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Nov 17, 2012 12:35am PST
business. [ audience aws ] now, the only place you can find ho hos or ding dongs is at the pentagon. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] this is not good, you guys. yesterday, the post office announced that it lost a record $15.9 billion last year. personally, i blame the guy who tried to mail $15.9 billion. [ laughter ] [ scattered applause ] just fedex it or something. get a tracking number on that. i didn't read the story. i just read the headlines. i don't know. this is a big story. black friday is one week away, and walmart workers are planning a huge walkout to protest the store's decision to open early on thanksgiving. yeah. so, now, when you walk into the store, you'll have to welcome yourself. [ laughter ] "welcome to walmart. well, thank you very much. hey, i like your shirt. thanks, i got it at walmart." listen to this, you guys. mitt romney is now claiming that he lost the election because president obama gave gifts, like healthcare and student loan forgiveness to young voters and minorities. yeah. giving voters stuff to improve their lives or as that's also known, bein
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am PST
under investigation by the inspector general at the pentagon. what was their relationship? we do not know. that question was not answered by senior defense officials. but they do say that allen denies any inappropriateness, any wrongdoing. interestingly he was already in town for a confirmation hearing that was previously scheduled for thursday. they were moving him from afghanistan to europe to oversee our forces there. that requires senate confirmation. he was here preparing for that. now according to the defense secretary who made the initial announcement early this morning about this new investigation, that confirmation is on hold. he keeps his job until they have some evidence that there was any wrong doing, which of course he denies. until the investigation has cleared him, he keeps his job. meantime, the general who was going to replace allen in afghanistan, they're asking the senate to fast track that confirmation. lots of moving parts in this one. jon. >> thank you very much on that one. we'll keep everybody posted. >>> thanks to a heavy weekend of snow, some tahoe ski resor
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
, the pentagon has suspended her security clearance. what did they find on her computer? >> reporter: they find some classified documents. law enforcement and national security officials are reporting. but not highly classified. that's what nbc is saying. so there are questions as to whether national security was actually compromised, whether these were documents that did not compromise national security but just weren't secured in a place where they were supposed to be. prulte prosecutors are looking at whether she will face some charges. we know she was having an affair because she's admitted it with general petraeus, but when did she get it, before the affair, during, after? how did she get it, downloading from a computer directly from him, some other source. those are questions they're trying to figure out now. >> tangled web. thank you for sorting some of it out for us. >> 6:34 right now. fresh off his very first press conference after the election, president obama will tour some of the areas hardest hit by superstorm sandy. the president planning to meet with families, local of
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am PST
generals and e-mails the pentagon says may be inappropriate continues to unfold this morning. top commander in sfas, general john allen, has yet to issue a statement but meantime on capitol hill, there are high-level briefings for members of congress. tracie potts live on capitol hill this morning with what the briefings could entail. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today the fbi, cia expected to give key members briefing of what happened here and when. and the questions they want answered. mane time, we are awaiting a written statement that was supposed to come yesterday but did not from general allen about the allegations. e-mails and other documents, thousands of pages, tens of thousands, between him and jill kelley. it is important to note senior defense officials say they are not explicit, there's nothing suggestive of an inappropriate relationship that they have seen thus far but that some of the communications may have been unprofessional or even player tashous. allen denied any wrongdoing as of this morning, his boss, defense secretary panetta, says don't lead to
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
afghanistan, is now also under investigation. the pentagon discovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate e-mails between allen and jill kelly. kelly is the woman who told the fbi she felt harassed by anonymous e-mails later traced to paula broadwell. the investigation uncovered the affair between broadwell and the cia director, david petraeus. we'll have much more of the new details and the link to general allen coming up in a live report from capitol hill at 6:50. >>> also new this morning, a suspected terrorist will be set free from jail today in great britain. a radical muslim cleric will be released after a judge ruled against deporting him to jordan to face terrorism charges. that judge denied deportation because of concerns that he would not get a fair trial in jordan. he has been in and out of jail since back in 2002. britain says his sermons influenced the ring leader of the 9/11 attacks in the u.s. >>> 6:13. a colorado teenager playing a joke on his friends is now facing serious charges. police say the 17-year-old walked into a movie theater in boulder,
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